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Lighting

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We're working with outdoor available lighting, so it's Let's try the gold side first.

Lighting

We're working with outdoor available lighting, so it's a bit difficult to get perfect lighting on your subject, things are going to change, but that's okay, that's sort of the style of what we're working with. And that reality feel is very acceptable with the Go Pro, now what we're going to do here is position the light so it's at your back. That means it's going to be hitting your subject's face, so lights coming from over there. We've got it positioned, remember you can use something like a sun path calculator or an app, if you're not sure where the lights going to be when you're location scouting. But this works pretty well.

We also have a reflector here, and this particular reflector is going to give you both silver and gold. The silver is going to allow you to balance the light onto your subject and it will go ahead and just brighten them up. The gold side is going to actually warm things a little bit when we point it at our subject, and that's going to allow us to balance the light. Now it's difficult to hold the camera and a reflector and do the interview, so I'm going to hand this off and ask an assistant to just hold it in place so we get some good lighting. Would you mind comin' in? Let's try the gold side first.

Let us know if this is too bright on your eyes. Go ahead and fill Francis in. >> SOUND It's a little bright. >> Okay, back off just a little. Good, take it away. Put it back in. Okay. Again, away. Back in, walk it in just a little bit. Okay. You okay there still Francis? >> I'm all right. >> Okay. Angle it off him just a little. So, down. Still in your eyes? >> Nope. >> Okay. Good. Drop it. Okay. Now, let's go ahead and flip over to the silver for a second. Okay. And take it on him, a little bit closer.

Okay. And drop it. Do me a favor, close your eyes for a second and he's going to reflect it on him and just for about 30 seconds Let you'll get used to the light that way. >> Okay. >> So go ahead and hit bounce it to his face, your eyes should be becoming accustomed to the light now. >> Mm-hm. >> Okay. Go ahead and open them up. Does it feel okay or is it a little bright? >> Yeah. >> So that's just a little trick if you're going to be bouncing light in people's eyes. Have them actually close their eyes, and look into the light for about 30 seconds. What happens is, is that then their body becomes accustomed to it.and they're not going to be squinting.

Alright, we've got picture. We've got light. The only thing missing is sound.

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Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Action Sports

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  1. 2m 10s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. What you'll need for this course
      1m 9s
  2. 8m 38s
    1. Visiting the location for a site survey
      1m 1s
    2. Packing for the shoot
      1m 4s
    3. Initial thoughts about the shoot
      1m 20s
    4. Onsite review strategies
      2m 10s
    5. Power-management strategies
      1m 48s
    6. Personal safety and equipment safety
      1m 15s
  3. 8m 8s
    1. Setting the camera's resolution
      2m 0s
    2. Working with capture settings
      2m 21s
    3. Using neutral density filters
      1m 11s
    4. Protecting the cameras
      1m 48s
    5. Protecting the cameras with a cage
      48s
  4. 7m 21s
    1. Mounting a camera to the top of the board
      1m 59s
    2. Mounting a camera to the bottom of the board
      2m 21s
    3. Using a protective case
      2m 19s
    4. Safety precautions and risks
      42s
  5. 6m 42s
    1. Using chase camera strategies
      1m 1s
    2. Using a Steadicam Smoothee
      2m 1s
    3. Using a Steadicam Curve
      1m 57s
    4. Using a GoPole Grenade Grip
      1m 43s
  6. 6m 1s
    1. Using a chest-mount harness
      1m 54s
    2. Using a head mount
      1m 14s
    3. Using a wrist mount
      1m 14s
    4. Mounting a helmet camera
      1m 39s
  7. 5m 45s
    1. Using Gorillapods
      1m 1s
    2. Using clamps
      1m 20s
    3. Using poles
      2m 22s
    4. Strategies for following the action
      1m 2s
  8. 11m 15s
    1. Setting the field of view
      1m 54s
    2. Lighting
      2m 31s
    3. Attaching a mic
      3m 19s
    4. Conducting the interview
      3m 31s
  9. 4m 16s
    1. When to use high frame rates
      1m 50s
    2. Limitations on recording with high frame rates
      51s
    3. Setting the camera for overcranked footage
      1m 35s
  10. 8m 18s
    1. Top gear from the shoot
      2m 22s
    2. Techniques to build on
      3m 3s
    3. Lessons learned the hard way
      2m 53s
  11. 56s
    1. What’s next?
      56s

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